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Re: Bullseye development cycle (source-only uploads & python2 removal)

On 7/21/19 11:47 AM, Antonio Valentino wrote:
> Il 21/07/19 07:34, Sebastiaan Couwenberg ha scritto:
>> On 7/7/19 7:43 AM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
>>> Besides the usual new upstream releases, we need to work on removing
>>> Python 2 support for all our packages during the bullseye development
>>> cycle. As mention in the release-notes [1] python2.7 is expected to be
>>> removed in bullseye as it's EOL upstream by the end of the year.
>>> For packages that are currently python2-only, those will need to be
>>> switched to python3 and uploaded to experimental to pass NEW (this
>>> requires a non-source-only upload), once the package is accepted a
>>> source-only upload to unstable can follow when all reverse dependencies
>>> are ready (or have bugs filed against them).
>> Can you start working on this for your packages?
> sure, I will start working on packages asap.

The biggest blockers are mipp & python-mpop which are python2-only

I've pushed a change to use python3 for mipp, but that's incomplete. A
bunch of test fail due to UTF8 being the default in Python 3.  That's
not really something I want dive into further.

How important are these two packages?

Removing them from testing may be an option to unblock their
dependencies. They keep python-pyresample in the archive for example,
which in turn requires python-pyproj, and its upstream is going to drop
Python 2 support.

Kind Regards,


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